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by MPO Productions
movies
eye 27,233
favorite 29
comment 3
Operations of the New York Central Railroad. Producer and director: Victor Solow. Introduced by NYCRR president Alfred E. Perlman.
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Topics: Transportation: Railroad, Occupations: Railroad, New York State
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by Ganz (William J.) Co.
movies
eye 88,673
favorite 77
comment 18
How shellac records were produced and manufactured.
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Topics: Media: Phonograph, Music
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by Unknown
movies
eye 380,644
favorite 355
comment 83
Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization.
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Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 173,529
favorite 140
comment 22
Educational film on the Cold War conflict.
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Topics: Cold War, Communism
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by Sound Masters
movies
eye 18,374
favorite 18
comment 5
Automation in the telephone industry dispenses with operator long distance dialing to complete calls faster.
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Topic: Communication: Telephone
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movies
eye 10,087
favorite 25
comment 5
features... Gai Moran, Danny Hocktor
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Topic: soundie
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movies
eye 5,532
favorite 9
comment 6
performed by The Singing Powers Models. Features Jimmie Dodd.
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Topic: soundie
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movies
eye 16,676
favorite 16
comment 11
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: soundie
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movies
eye 5,359
favorite 5
comment 5
Emil Coleman and His Orchestra vocal by June Barton
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Topic: soundie
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movies
eye 10,213
favorite 10
comment 5
unknown orchestra
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Topic: soundie
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movies
eye 5,159
favorite 7
comment 8
A short-tempered policeman, played by Victor McLaghlan, acts nice to a new Chevy owner and starts a kindness chain reaction in small town.
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Topic: need keyword
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by On Film, Inc.
movies
eye 144,017
favorite 362
comment 25
Thoughtfully made advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.
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Topics: Suburbia, Cold War, Consumerism
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by Dudley Pictures Corporation
movies
eye 25,390
favorite 40
comment 16
Disturbing and sometimes maudlin trilogy of accidents and their effects on railroad workers and their families, shot with virtuosity in working-class Los Angeles.
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Topics: Safety: Occupational, Transportation: Railroad, Occupations: Transportation
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by Universal-International Newsreel
movies
eye 22,898
favorite 25
comment 3
Scenes at Ladera Park Baby Show, Los Angeles and Antioch (California) Diaper Derby. Newsreel story.
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Topics: Newsreels, Children: Babies, Antioch, California
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by Unknown
movies
eye 9,648
favorite 6
comment 4
Railroad transporting tourists to top of Marin County's highest peak.
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Topics: San Francisco Bay Area: Marin County, Transportation: Railroad
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by Universal-International Newsreel
movies
eye 30,739
favorite 55
comment 10
Palo Alto, California: Models in swimsuits gyrate on Bongo Boards. Newsreel story. ca. 1950s
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Topics: Newsreels, Gender roles, Stunts
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by Unknown
movies
eye 5,904
favorite 7
comment 2
Opening of California State Highway 101 at San Francisco, with 50,000 people in attendance; parade of automobiles from San Francisco Civic Center; Mayor James "Sunny Jim" Rolph of San Francisco; Mayor Taylor of San Mateo; county supervisors; Queen Clara Carli; aerial views of highway and air-to-air shots of airplane carrying dignitaries. The highway linked San Francisco with northern San Mateo County to the south.
favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco: Infrastructure, Celebrations, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 75,234
favorite 40
comment 11
Dinah Shore promotes the new Chevrolets and sings "See the U.S.A. in your new Chevrolet."
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Topic: Automobiles: Advertising
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by All-Scope Pictures, Inc.
movies
eye 8,339
favorite 17
comment 2
"Sunny Sweet," a cartoon prune, gives us a tour of prune growing and processing operations in California. Also promotes health effects of prunes.
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Topic: Agriculture: Food industry: Prunes
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by Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)
movies
eye 450,788
favorite 239
comment 36
Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
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Topics: Animals: Cats, Animals: Behavior, Psychology
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by Weirton Steel Company
movies
eye 17,916
favorite 22
comment 3
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
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Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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by Unknown
movies
eye 10,236
favorite 15
comment 1
News release reflecting innovations and happenings from the petroleum industry. Includes a sequence on "fishing" for a lost drill bit, soothing an infant with baby oil, how LP gas serves us in the home and on the job, how a "Citadel" service station operator serves his community, and a research program at Louisiana State University that investigates (and finds no) effects on oysters from nearby oil drilling.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Oil industry, Occupations: Petroleum workers, Environment
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
movies
eye 19,244
favorite 64
comment 9
Quirky social guidance film on the negative effects of gossip. (from PA-2323)
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Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, Children
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by Knickerbocker Productions
movies
eye 43,191
favorite 59
comment 9
Shows the differences in the life experience of three male babies from three different social classes. One young man succeeds his father as president of the family manufacturing company. Another, a middle-class white-collar worker at the same company, leaves the town of his birth and moves to New York City where he becomes a respected advertising art director, thus rising in social status. A third, born into the working class, trains as a mechanic and holds an influential job at a service...
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Topics: Sociology, Class, 1950s
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by Mitchell Film Associates
movies
eye 12,874
favorite 16
comment 4
Military training film on a New York radio station, WMCA, owned by the Nathan Straus family, showing its ownership, management and activities. Good view of radio in the era when most stations were locally owned and operated.
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Topics: Communication: Radio, Media: Radio
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 21,235
favorite 31
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Introduces television and explains the workings of early television technology.
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Topics: Media: Television, Technology, Sports: Baseball
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by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
movies
eye 35,778
favorite 39
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View of the radio industry as it existed in 1940, showing potential occupations at every level. Introduces the new industry of television, emphasizing its need for specially skilled workers. Useful imagery of the electronic media in the pre-World War II era.
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Topics: Occupations: Broadcasting, Media: Radio, Media: Television
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by National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
movies
eye 33,896
favorite 25
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Behind the scenes tour of NBC's radio and television broadcasting facilities at Rockefeller Center, New York City.
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Topics: Media: Radio, New York City
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by Weirton Steel Company
movies
eye 23,583
favorite 38
comment 4
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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by Audio Productions / Alfred Wagg Pictures
movies
eye 17,390
favorite 16
comment 4
Examines the varied activities in the life of an average working man's family in a German industrial city after World War II.
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Topic: Germany
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by Weirton Steel Company
movies
eye 15,960
favorite 31
comment 2
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: World War II: Postwar issues, World War II: Germany, Germany
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
movies
eye 9,239
favorite 18
comment 2
Southern California teenagers join the Mobilgas "Safety and Economy" competition, driving from the Los Angeles area to the Inland Empire, the desert, to Las Vegas, Nevada and Hoover Dam, then back home again. Producers and Directors: Sid Davis and Arthur L. Swerdloff.
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Topics: Car culture: Youth, U.S.: West, California: Scenics
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by Castle Films
movies
eye 7,703
favorite 19
comment 2
Pictorial travelogue of California, using a variety of stock footage.
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by Concord Company
movies
eye 7,530
favorite 14
comment 3
Introduces the city of Santa Monica, showing its amenities and the lives of its residents. A great snapshot of life in coastal California at the end of the 1950s. Executive Producer: Richard Atkinson. Producer and Director: Ed Woodworth.
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Topics: California: Santa Monica, California: Scenics
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by Los Angeles Fire Department (?)
movies
eye 18,263
favorite 27
comment 5
Detailed treatment of the Los Angeles Fire Department, its equipment, personnel and activities. With excellent Kodachrome footage of firefighters at work, fires, nighttime neon signs, and fire prevention and safety activities.
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Topics: Fires and firefighting, California: Los Angeles
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by Sid Davis
movies
eye 346,991
favorite 230
comment 120
Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
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Topics: Homosexualities, Crime and criminals (Molestation), Los Angeles